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    Main » 2010 » August » 5 » Al Stewart - 1969 - Love Chronicles
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    Al Stewart - 1969 - Love Chronicles
    Al Stewart - 1969 - Love Chroniclesgenre: folk
    country: uk
    quality : lossless (2007, flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 52'03" size: 387 mb

    Al Stewart's second album is most renowned for the 18-minute title track, an autobiographical recount of different love affairs with guitar by Jimmy Page. That track was also quite controversial for its day in its use of the word "f*cking" at one point in the lyrics, though that's not typical of the tone of the composition. It's actually not the best of the six songs on the record, which saw Stewart wisely discard the orchestration of his debut in favor of fairly straight-ahead folk-rock backing. "Ballad of Mary Foster" is Stewart's best early song, as a two-part suite neatly divided between brusque cynical commentary on a bourgeois English family and the introspective musings of the ravaged wife. That second part bears considerable similarity in melody and tempo, incidentally, to sections of the far more famous Stewart song "Roads to Moscow." The rest of the album has additional solid vignettes in the standard gentle yet detached Stewart mold, the best of them being "Life and Life Only," which exploits his knack for insistent, repetitive minor-keyed hooks. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide


    Side A:
    "In Brooklyn"Al Stewart - 1969 - Love Chronicles back
    "Old Compton Street Blues"
    "The Ballad of Mary Foster"
    "Life and Life Only"
    Side B:
    "You Should Have Listened To Al"
    "Love Chronicles"
     
    '07 bonus:
    07. Jackdaw 3:20
    08. She Follows Her Own Rules 3:19
    09. Fantasy 2:15
     
    Al Stewart - vocals, guitar
    Jimmy Page - guitar on "Love Chronicles"
    Simon Breckenridge (pseudonym for Simon Nicol) - guitar
    Mervyn Prestwyck (pseudonym for Richard Thompson) - guitar
    Brian Brocklehurst (pseudonym for Ashley Hutchins) - bass
    Harvey Burns - drums
    Martyn Francis - drums
    Brian Odgers - bass
     
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    2 Doublethree   (31.08.2010 20:38)
    Thanks. Bonus tracks are always appreciated.

    1 psychonaut   (05.08.2010 22:39)
    Thanks, much appreciated! :-)

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